Fitness Groups


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am at the Sechler Park
During the warm weather months, the Softball group has games every Tuesday at 10 am and practice on Thursdays at Sechler Park on the field near the pavilion. During the winter months the Softball team is meeting at the Dundas Dome on Thursdays at 1 pm. New players are always welcome! For more information, contact Craig Swenson at 507-664-3702 or [email protected].



Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8-9am at Riverside Park (spring, summer, fall)

Pickleball is a wonderful and fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Pickleball can be played in singles or doubles competition. Our Pickleball program is great for all ages and all abilities. If you are new to pickleball and would like to learn how to play, or you are an intermediate or advanced player you are all welcome to join in this group activity.

Pickleball equipment will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own. If you have questions or are interested in becoming the volunteer lead for the pickleball group please contact Craig Swenson at 507-664-3702 or [email protected].
Cancelled if inclement weather.


Northfield Pedalers

Starting in the spring, there are regular Monday and Wednesday rides.  During the winter months, this group gathers on Monday mornings in a local coffee shop, and then if weather permits, walk together.

Pedalers and Walkers Group

NOTE:  this information is subject to change weekly.  It’s current as of late April.  If you want to participate in this group, please send an email to Colleen Vitek, [email protected] to get on the weekly email list.


9 am meet for coffee at Weitz Center on Carleton’s campus.  10 am walking or biking depending on individual preference.  Location and time will be changing when Carleton’s semester ends and the weather gets warmer.


In Town Riders – meet at 9 am behind Tacoasis (1140 Highway 3 South) by the Dundas trail.  There is easy access to the trail with a bike repair station and bench.  Bikers can then bike the bicycle trail loop along the Cannon River.

Out of Town Trail Riders – usually meet at FiftyNorth Parking Lot at 8:45 and depart at 9:00.


Emails will be sent out to the group regarding where the next week’s trips will be located.

There’s a $20 annual group fee payable to Fifty North for the various things they do to support this group.  If you haven’t paid, you can leave your money with the front desk.  Checks should be made payable to Fifty North.

If you want a Cannon Valley Trail Wheel Pass, they’ll be available at the front desk for $20.  Checks should be made payable to Cannon Valley Trail.

Emergency Contact and Offsite Program Waiver forms – 50N asks that we fill these out.  The forms are available at the front desk


Ping Pong

Four days each week, with groups of players ranging from beginning to advanced skill levels.  All scheduled times for Ping Pong are Open to all skill levels.  If you are interested in trying Table Tennis, please don’t be shy and join in on open Table Tennis at FiftyNorth or contact Fitness Coordinator Craig Swenson.


Monday, 1-3pm, 5:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday, 1:30-3:30pm


FiftyNorth Bowling Club

Looking for a volunteer group leader. Please contact Craig Swenson, 507-664-3702 or [email protected]


Water Volleyball

Mondays and Fridays, 4 – 5:45 pm

Features non-competitive fun in our pool.



Nordic Walking Group – Beginning April 4

Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15pm

Join an indoor Nordic walking group. Enjoy conversation, laughter and tips to improve your Nordic walking. We have a limited supply of walking poles. Please bring your own if you have them.

Prerequisite: Nordic Walking 101 or similar class
Space: Courtyard and Fitness Studio



Walking Group

Mondays, May 6 – July 29
Carleton Arboretum

Experience the outdoors while increasing your strength. Enjoy a walk in the woods and the company of others. The path is quite flat and provides beauty without too much challenge. We will meet at the entrance to Carleton’s lower Arb, in the parking lot off Highway 19 just beyond the football stadium. If the trails are muddy or just for a change of pace, we can also use the upper Arb. We will meet in the same place.
Things to bring/wear:

  • Sturdy walking shoes/boots, the trails are not paved. They are mostly flat, but are dirt so can be somewhat uneven.
  • Sunscreen, bug/tick spray, water
  • Optional: hat, walking poles

Dress in layers, or have them available in your car. Minnesota spring weather continues to be unpredictable!
Weather cancelations: If it is raining heavily a half hour before start time, I will cancel the walk. If it is “looking like rain” or lightly sprinkling I will be there in rain gear. Call the FiftyNorth desk to confirm 664-3700.

Group Leader: Marie Frederickson

All Group Activites

Check out all of our group activities in our calendar


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